Tag: mass shootings

The Liminality of Grief in Trauma

Anthropology365 , September 1st, 2019


As time continues to press forward after the April 30 shooting at UNCC, I have continued to reflect, think about my experience, and discuss the experiences with others…


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The Story of a Mass Shooting Survivor and Anthropologist

Anthropology365 , May 2nd, 2019


  On April 30, my Liberal Studies class, framed as Anthropology and Philosophy of Science (Syllabus), was the site of a horrific event. Two of my students were…


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Speak the Names of Those Who Were Lost

Adam Hodges , April 10th, 2019


Naming can dignify, disparage or even deny one’s social standing. Days after the horrific attack on the Christchurch mosque in New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about…


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A Demagogue’s Words Matter

Adam Hodges , November 2nd, 2018


Trump’s immigration metaphors set a divisive tone from the top. Trump wields demagogic rhetoric like a marketing tool, ramping up prejudicial appeals in the closing days of the…


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Reclaiming “Allahu Akbar” from Semantic Pejoration

Adam Hodges , August 1st, 2018


Allāhu akbar, the Arabic phrase meaning “God is the greatest,” has gained connotations in US public discourse that differ vastly from its meaning among Muslims. Understanding this process…


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Top Thematic Series

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. We are continually on…


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Top Thematic Series

Alexandra Frankel , December 19th, 2016


In the run-up to the holiday season we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy some of our most popular content this year. We are continually on…


Mourning in Orlando

Elyse Bailey , November 11th, 2016


Latinx memorials force us to question the whiteness of queer identity and national memorialization. On June 12, 2016, a gunman armed with an AR-15-style rifle opened fire at…


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Islam Is Not Our Enemy

Elyse Bailey , November 10th, 2016


Post-Orlando vigils reveal ways in which Islamophobia and homophobia interact. In the weeks following the Orlando nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016, thousands of people across the United…


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Surviving with Guns in Rural Arizona

Elyse Bailey , November 9th, 2016


Fears and beliefs about guns are key to a survivalist culture of self-reliance. A rural silence of twittering birds hung over the remote Arizona settlement built by a…


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Trigger Happy with Gunspeak

Elyse Bailey , November 8th, 2016


Our speech echoes the gun-obsessed society in which Americans live. After I was invited to pull the trigger on this article, to draw a bead on gunspeak, to…


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Casting out Violence

Elyse Bailey , November 4th, 2016


In New York queer youth ask how art can combat violence. To exist is to resist. We have heard this phrase uttered by activists representing marginalized communities, from…


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Guns Are Not an Equal Opportunity Destroyer

Elyse Bailey , November 1st, 2016


Firearms are a crucial link in the chain of violence, but they are also part of a bigger picture of social inequality in the US. Photo courtesy John…


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Call for Proposals: Mass Shootings

Elyse Bailey , June 17th, 2016


CALL FOR PROPOSALS Mass Shootings What can anthropology offer to public conversations about and understandings of mass shootings? In the wake of the attack in Orlando, AN is…


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